Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Top Songs of All Time – Part 2

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 2/4/2021.

Dave’s Music Database – Songs:

The Top 2%

This page has been consolidated with "The Top Songs of All Time - Part 1. You can see it here.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Radio & Records/Mediabase: Songs of the Year 1973-2019

First posted 3/27/2020.

Radio & Records/ Mediabase: Songs of the Year

1973-2019

Radio & Records was an independent trade publication which published a weekly pop songs chart as a competitor to Billboard magazine. It ran from October 3, 1973 to August 4, 2006, when it was taken over by Mediabase, who has continued the chart to present day.

All songs to hit #1 during that period have been sorted by most weeks atop the chart. Ties were broken based on songs’ overall points in Dave’s Music Database. Here then are the top songs each year from 1973 to present according to Radio & Records/Mediabase. You can also see a list of the chart’s all-time songs here.

Note: the year reflects when the song was first released, not necessarily the year it hit #1.


  • 2019: Post Malone “Circles” (7 wks)
  • 2018: Panic! At the Disco “High Hopes” (6 wks)
  • 2017: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” (9 wks)
  • 2016: The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (10 wks)
  • 2015: Adele “Hello” (4 wks)
  • 2014: Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (6 wks)
  • 2013: Robin Thicke with T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” (10 wks)
  • 2012: Maroon 5 “One More Night” (8 wks)
  • 2011: Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (7 wks)
  • 2010: Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” (7 wks)

  • 2009: Ke$ha “Tik Tok” (7 wks)
  • 2008: Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (6 wks)
  • 2007: Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (10 wks)
  • 2006: Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (10 wks)
  • 2005: Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (11 wks)
  • 2004: Nelly & Tim McGraw “Over And Over” (8 wks)
  • 2003: Hoobastank “The Reason” (8 wks)
  • 2002: Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (8 wks)
  • 2001: Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil’ Kim & Mya “Lady Marmalade” (9 wks)
  • 2000: N Sync “Bye Bye Bye” (10 wks)

  • 1999: Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (7 wks)
  • 1998: Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (8 wks)
  • 1997: Natalie Imbruglia “Torn” (11 wks)
  • 1996: Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (12 wks)
  • 1995: No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (9 wks)
  • 1994: Seal “Kiss from a Rose” (8 wks)
  • 1993: Ace of Base “The Sign” (9 wks)
  • 1992: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (7 wks)
  • 1991: Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (6 wks)
  • 1990: Madonna “Vogue” (4 wks)

  • 1989: Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (5 wks)
  • 1988: Steve Winwood “Roll with It” (3 wks)
  • 1987: George Michael “One More Try” (4 wks)
  • 1986: Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” (3 wks)
  • 1985: Lionel Richie “Say You Say Me” (4 wks)
  • 1984: Prince “When Doves Cry” (4 wks)
  • 1983: The Police “Every Breath You Take” (8 wks)
  • 1982: Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (5 wks)
  • 1981: Journey “Open Arms” (7 wks)
  • 1980: Blondie “Call Me” (6 wks)

  • 1979: Peaches & Herbe “Reunited” (4 wks)
  • 1978: Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (6 wks)
  • 1977: Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” (6 wks)
  • 1976: Elton John & Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (7 wks)
  • 1975: Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (6 wks)
  • 1974: Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (6 wks)
  • 1973: The Rolling Stones “Angie” (4 wks)

USA’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs by Year, 1890-2019

First posted 3/27/2020.

USA’s Biggest #1 Pop Songs:

1890-2019

These are the songs from each year from 1890 to 2019 which spent the most weeks at #1 on the pop charts in the United States. These songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • the pre-Hot 100 pop charts, 1890-1955 (BB)
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard Best Sellers chart, 1940-1958 (BS)
  • Billboard Disc Jockey Hits, 1944-1958 (DJ)
  • Billboard Juke Box Hits, 1940-1957 (JB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Billboard digital chart, 2005-present (DG)
  • Billboard streaming chart, 2013-present (ST)
  • Hit Parade, 1935-1955 (HP)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Hit Records, 1954-1982 (HR)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-2015 (RR)
After the song title, the chart on which it reached #1 for the most weeks, and the total weeks at #1, is noted. The year indicates when the song was first released, not necessarily the same as the year when it hit #1. You can also check out the biggest #1 pop songs all-time here.

  • 2019: Roddy Rich “The Box” (ST: 12 wks)
  • 2018: Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road” (ST: 20 wks)
  • 2017: Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber “Despacito” (DG: 17 wks)
  • 2016: The Chainsmokers with Halsey “Closer” (DG: 13 wks)
  • 2015: Desiigner “Panda” (ST: 14 wks)
  • 2014: Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 2013: Miley Cyrus” Wrecking Ball” (ST: 13 wks)
  • 2012: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz “Thrift Shop” (DG: 10 wks)
  • 2011: Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (BA: 12 wks)
  • 2010: Eminem & Rihanna “Love the Way You Lie”…Eminem & Rihanna (BA: 8 wks)

  • 2009: Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 2008: Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” (BB: 12 wks)
  • 2007: Alicia Keys “No One” (BA: 14 wks)
  • 2006: Beyoncé “Irreplaceable” (BA: 11 wks)
  • 2005: Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (BA: 16 wks)
  • 2004: Usher with Lil’ Jon & Ludacris “Yeah!” (BB: 12 wks)
  • 2003: OutKast “Hey Ya!” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 2002: Eminem “Lose Yourself” (BB: 12 wks)
  • 2001: Usher “U Got It Bad” (BA: 10 wks)
  • 2000: Destiny’s Child “Independent Women” (BB: 11 wks)

  • 1999: TLC “No Scrubs” (BA: 13 wks)
  • 1998: Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (BA: 18 wks)
  • 1997: Elton John “Candle in the Wind 1997 (Goodbye England’s Rose)” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 1996: Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (BA: 14 wks)
  • 1995: Mariah Carey with Boyz II Men “One Sweet Day” (BB: 16 wks)
  • 1994: Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 1993: Ace of Base “The Sign” (BA: 13 wks)
  • 1992: Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 1991: Paula Abdul “Rush Rush” (BA: 9 wks)
  • 1990: Mariah Carey “Someday” (BA: 10 wks)

  • 1989: Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do Without You” (BA: 7 wks)
  • 1988: Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” (BA: 4 wks)
  • 1987: George Michael “Faith” (BB: 5 wks)
  • 1986: Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” (BB: 4 wks)
  • 1985: U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (BA: 5 wks)
  • 1984: Madonna “Like a Virgin” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1983: The Police “Every Breath You Take” (BB: 8 wks)
  • 1982: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1981: Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1980: Blondie “Call Me” (CB: 7 wks)

  • 1979: The Knack “My Sharona” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1978: Chic “Le Freak” (CB/HR: 7 wks)
  • 1977: Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (HR: 13 wks)
  • 1976: Rod Stewart “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (BB: 8 wks)
  • 1975: Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (RR: 6 wks)
  • 1974: Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (RR: 6 wks)
  • 1973: Roberta Flack “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (BB: 5 wks)
  • 1972: Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again (Naturally)” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1971: Don McLean “American Pie” (HR: 5 wks)
  • 1970: Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (BB: 6 wks)

  • 1969: The Fifth Dimension “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1968: The Beatles “Hey Jude” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 1967: Paul Mauriat “Love Is Blue” (CB: 7 wks)
  • 1966: The Monkees “I’m a Believer” (CB: 8 wks)
  • 1965: The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (BB: 4 wks)
  • 1964: The Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” (BB: 5 wks)
  • 1963: The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (HR: 9 wks)
  • 1962: The Four Seasons “Sherry” (CB: 7 wks)
  • 1961: Bobby Lewis “Tossin’ and Turnin’” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1960: Percy Faith “Theme from ‘A Summer Place’” (BB: 9 wks)

  • 1959: Bobby Darin “Mack the Knife” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 1958: Domenico Modugno “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue)” (CB/HR: 6 wks)
  • 1957: Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” (JB: 9 wks)
  • 1956: Elvis Presley “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” (BB/BS: 11 wks)
  • 1955: Perez “Prez” Prado “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” (BB/BS: 10 wks)
  • 1954: The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” (BB/DJ: 10 wks)
  • 1953: Les Paul with Mary Ford “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” (BB/BS: 11 wks)
  • 1952: Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (BB/DJ: 12 wks)
  • 1951: Nat “King” Cole “Too Young” (HP: 12 wks)
  • 1950: Patti Page “Tennessee Waltz” (BB/JB: 13 wks)

  • 1949: Vaughn Monroe “Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)” (BB/DJ: 12 wks)
  • 1948: Dinah Shore & Her Harper Valley Boys “Buttons and Bows” (BB/HP: 10 wks)
  • 1947: Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (BB/DJ: 17 wks)
  • 1946: The Ink Spots “The Gypsy” (BB/JB: 13 wks)
  • 1945: Perry Como “Till the End of Time” (BB/BS: 10 wks)
  • 1944 Bing Crosby “I’ll Be Seeing You” (HP: 10 wks)
  • 1943: Harry James with Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (BB: 13 wks)
  • 1942: Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers “White Christmas” (BB: 14 wks)
  • 1941: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1940: Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (BB: 13 wks)

  • 1939: Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (BB: 13 wks)
  • 1938: Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1937: Tommy Dorsey “Once in a While” (BB/HP: 7 wks)
  • 1936: Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra “Pennies from Heaven” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1935: Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers “Cheek to Cheek” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1934: Ray Noble with Al Bowlly “Isle of Capri” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1933: George Olsen with Joe Morrison “The Last Round-Up” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 1932: Leo Reisman’s Orchestra with Fred Astaire “Night and Day” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1931: Wayne King “Goodnight Sweetheart” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1930: Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees “Stein Song (University of Maine)” (BB: 10 wks)

  • 1929: Nick Lucas “Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1928: Al Jolson “Sonny Boy” (BB: 12 wks)
  • 1927: Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (BB: 13 wks)
  • 1926: Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra with Franklyn Baur “Valencia (A Song of Spain)” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1925: Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner’s Song” (BB: 12 wks)
  • 1924: Al Jolson with Isham Jones’ Orchestra “California Here I Come” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1923: Paul Whiteman “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1922: Al Jolson “April Showers” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1921: Isham Jones “Wabash Blues” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1920: Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (BB: 13 wks)

  • 1919: Henry Burr with Albert Campbell “Till We Meet Again” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 1918: Henry Burr “Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1917: American Quartet “Over There” (BB: 9 wks)
  • 1916: Henry Burr “M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)” (BB: 6 wks)
  • 1915: John McCormack “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (BB: 8 wks)
  • 1914: American Quartet “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1913: Al Jolson “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1912: American Quartet “Moonlight Bay” (BB: 8 wks)
  • 1911: Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1910: American Quartet with Billy Murray “Casey Jones” (BB: 11 wks)

  • 1909: Haydn Quartet “Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1908: Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1907: Byron Harlan “School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1906: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1905: Arthur Collins “The Preacher and the Bear” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1904: Haydn Quartett “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1903: Haydn Quartet “In the Good Old Summertime” (BB; 6 wks)
  • 1902: Len Spencer “Arkansaw Traveler” (BB: 11 wks)
  • 1901: Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer “Tell Me Pretty Maiden” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1900: George J. Gaskin “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” (BB: 8 wks)

  • 1899: Arthur Collins “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1898: George J. Gaskin “My Old New Hampshire Home” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1897: George J. Gaskin “On the Banks of the Wabash” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1896: Dan Quinn “A Hot Time in the Old Town” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1895: Dan Quinn “The Band Played On” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1894: Edward M. Favor “Say Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye” (BB: 7 wks)
  • 1893: George J. Gaskin “After the Ball” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1892: Len Spencer “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” (BB: 8 wks)
  • 1891: George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (BB: 10 wks)
  • 1890: U.S. Marine Band “The Washington Post March” (BB: 6 wks)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Top 100 Songs from 1900-1909

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 3/26/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1900-1909

These are the top 100 songs from the first ten years of the 20th century according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

1. You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)…Billy Murray (1906)
2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game…Haydn Quartet (1908)
3. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)…Haydn Quartet (1904)
4. In the Good Old Summertime…Haydn Quartet (1903)
5. Give My Regards to Broadway…Billy Murray (1905)
6. Meet Me in St. Louis Louis…Billy Murray (1904)
7. Yankee Doodle Boy…Billy Murray (1905)
8. School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids)…Byron Harlan (1907)
9. Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home…Arthur Collins (1902)
10. Shine on Harvest Moon…Harry MacDonough with Miss Walton (1909)

11. My Gal Sal…Byron Harlan (1907)
12. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now…Henry Burr (1909)
13. Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie…Byron Harlan (1906)
14. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet…Haydn Quartet (1909)
15. In My Merry Oldsmobile…Billy Murray (1905)
16. The Glow-Worm…Victor Orchestra (1908)
17. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree…Henry Burr (1905)
18. Harrigan…Billy Murray (1907)
19. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Vess Ossman (1900)
20. The Preacher and the Bear…Arthur Collins (1905)

21. Nobody…Bert Williams (1906)
22. On a Sunday Afternoon…J.W. Myers (1902)
23. Tell Me Pretty Maiden…Harry MacDonough with Grace Spencer (1901)
24. Bedelia…Haydn Quartet (1904)
25. A Bird in a Gilded Cage…Steve Porter (1900)
26. Hello Central Give Me Heaven…Byron Harlan (1901)
27. When You Were Sweet Sixteen…George J. Gaskin (1900)
28. Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha)…Harry MacDonough (1903)
29. Listen to the Mocking Bird…Frank Stanley & Corrine Morgan (1904)
30. Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (LEONCAVALLO)…Enrico Caruso (1907)

31. Toyland…Haydn Quartet with Corrine Morgan (1904)
32. Love Me and the World Is Mine…Henry Burr (1906)
33. Auld Lang Syne…Frank Stanley (1907)
34. Arkansaw Traveler…Len Spencer (1902)
35. Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine…Billy Murray & Ada Jones (1908)
36. Under the Bamboo Tree…Arthur Collins (1902)
37. Down Where the Wurzburger Flows…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1903)
38. Silver Threads Among the Gold…Richard Jose (1904)
39. Sunbonnet Sue…Haydn Quartet (1908)
40. Blue Bell…Byron Harlan with Frank Stanley (1904)

41. Navajo…Billy Murray (1904)
42. Goodbye, Dolly Gray…Big Four Quartet (1901)
43. Ma Blushin’ Rosie…Albert Campbell (1900)
44. I’ve Got Rings on My Fingers…Ada Jones (1909)
45. In the Sweet Bye and Bye…Harry MacDonough with John Bieling (1903)
46. As Long As the World Rolls On…Alan Turner (1908)
47. The Right Church But the Wrong Pew…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1909)
48. Come Down, Ma Evening Star…Mina Hickman (1903)
49. Maple Leaf Rag…U.S. Marine Band (1907)
50. In the Good Old Summertime…J.W. Myers (1902)

51. The Mansion of Aching Hearts…Harry MacDonough (1902)
52. Mighty Like a Rose (aka “Mighty Lak a Rose”)…George Alexander (1903)
53. Good Morning, Carrie…Bert Williams with George Walker (1902)
54. Any Rags?...Arthur Collins (1903)
55. Come Take a Trip in My Air-Ship…Billy Murray (1905)
56. Everybody Works But Father…Billy Murray (1905)
57. Ma Tiger Lily…Arthur Collins (1900)
58. In the Good Old Summertime…John Philip Sousa’s Band with Harry Macdonough & S.H. Dudley (1902)
59. The Yama Yama Man…Ada Jones with the Victor Light Orchestra Co. (1909)
60. Are You Sincere?...Elise Stevenson (1908)

61. The Good Old U.S.A….Byron Harlan (1906)
62. I Love a Lassie (My Scotch Bluebell)…Harry Lauder (1907)
63. Shine on Harvest Moon…Ada Jones & Billy Murray (1909)
64. Any Old Place I Hang My Hat Is “Home Sweet Home”…Will Denny (1901)
65. The Glow-Worm…Lucy Isabelle Marsh (1908)
66. Where the Morning Glories Twine Around the Door…Byron Harlan (1905)
67. Good Evening, Caroline…Frank Stanley with Elise Stevenson (1909)
68. Hurrah for Baffin’s Bay…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1903)
69. Take Me Out to the Ball Game…Edward Meeker (1908)
70. Way Down in Old Indiana…J.W. Myers (1902)

71. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder…Harry MacDonough (1901)
72. How’d You Like to Spoon with Me?...Corrine Morgan with the Haydn Quartet (1906)
73. Goodbye, Eliza Jane…Arthur Collins (1903)
74. So Long, Mary…Corrine Morgan (1906)
75. The Tale of a Bumble Bee…Harry MacDonough (1901)
76. Under Any Old Flag at All…Billy Murray (1908)
77. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Louise Homer (1905)
78. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Haydn Quartet (1904)
79. Take Me Out to the Ball Game…Harvey Hindermeyer (1908)
80. When Chloe Sings a Song…George J. Gaskin (1900)

81. Alexander (Don’t You Love Your Baby No More?)…Billy Murray (1904)
82. Dear Old Girl…J.W. Myers (1903)
83. When We Are M-A-R-R-I-E-D…Ada Jones & Billy Murray (1908)
84. He’s a Cousin of Mine…Bert Williams (1907)
85. Waiting at the Church (My Wife Won’t Let Me)…Ada Jones (1906)
86. I Just Can’t Make My Eyes Behave…Ada Jones (1903)
87. To the End of the World with You…Henry Burr (1909)
88. Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)…Columbia Male Quartet (1904)
89. Red Wing (An Indian Fable)…Frank Stanley with Henry Burr (1907)
90. Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk…Ada Jones with Billy Murray (1907)

91. Nobody’s Little Girl…Byron Harlan (1907)
92. Dearie…Corrine Morgan with the Haydn Quartet (1905)
93. Always in the Way…Byron Harlan (1903)
94. Camp Meetin’ Time…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1906)
95. Under the Anhauser Bush…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1904)
96. Anchors Aweigh…U.S. Naval Academy Band (1906)
97. Daddy’s Little Girl…Byron Harlan (1906)
98. My Wild Irish Rose…Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough (1907)
99. A Coon Band Contest…Vess Ossman (1900)
100. I Can’t Tell You Why I Love You But I Do…Harry MacDonough (1900)

Top 100 Songs from 1910-1919

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 3/26/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1910-1919

These are the top 100 songs from the 1910s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1911)
2. Over There...American Quartet (1917)
3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Peerless Quartet (1911)
4. Moonlight Bay...American Quartet (1912)
5. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)...Al Jolson (1913)
6. Till We Meet Again...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1919)
7. By the Light of the Silvery Moon...Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (1910)
8. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...Chauncey Olcott (1913)
9. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…John McCormack (1915)
10. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody...Al Jolson (1918)

11. After You’ve Gone...Marion Harris (1919)
12. Tiger Rag...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
13. Casey Jones...American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910)
14. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (1911)
15. Darktown Strutters’ Ball...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
16. Some of These Days…Sophie Tucker (1911)
17. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline (1915)
18. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile…Knickerbocker Quartet (1917)
19. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning...Arthur Fields (1918)
20. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny...Alma Gluck (1915)

21. Beautiful Ohio...Henry Burr (1919)
22. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee...Heidelberg Quintet (1912)
23. Poor Butterfly...Victor Military Band (1917)
24. The Aba Daba Honeymoon...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1914)
25. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows...Charles Harrison (1918)
26. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)...Henry Burr (1918)
27. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody...John Steel (1919)
28. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles...Ben Selvin (1919)
29. I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier...Peerless Quartet (1915)
30. By the Beautiful Sea...Heidelberg Quintet (1914)

31. Oh, You Beautiful Doll...Billy Murray with the American Quartet (1911)
32. When I Lost You...Henry Burr (1913)
33. A Little Bit of Heaven (“Shure, They Call It Ireland”)...George MacFarlane (1915)
34. The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)...Elsie Baker (1917)
35. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)...Henry Burr (1916)
36. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)...Chauncey Olcott (1913)
37. Ballin' the Jack...Prince's Orchestra (1914)
38. I Love You Truly...Elsie Baker (1912)
39. Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine...Billy Murray & Ada Jones with American Quartet (1911)
40. Till the Clouds Roll By...Anna Wheaton with James Harrod (1917)

41. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (1910)
42. Danny Boy (adaption of “Londonberry Air”)...Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1918)
43. Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1911)
44. Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here...Irving Kaufman with the Columbia Quartet (1918)
45. Ragtime Cowboy Joe...Bob Roberts (1912)
46. Pretty Baby...Billy Murray (1916)
47. How ‘Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm after They've Seen Paree?...Nora Bayes (1919)
48. Oh! What a Pal Was Mary...Henry Burr (1919)
49. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!...American Quartet (1917)
50. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland...Henry Burr (1910)

51. Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)...Henry Burr (1916)
52. Where the River Shannon Flows...Harry MacDonough (1910)
53. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France...American Quartet (1917)
54. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1913)
55. The Star Spangled Banner…Prince’s Orchestra (1916)
56. I’m Falling in Love with Someone...John McCormack (1911)
57. Smiles…Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough (1918)
58. Keep the Home Fires Burning...James F. Harrison (1915)
59. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee...Billy Murray & Ada Jones (1912)
60. Over There…Nora Bayes with Joseph Pasternach’s Orchestra (1917)

61. Play That Barber-Shop Chord...Bert Williams (1910)
62. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1913)
63. Hello Frisco!...Olive Kline with Edward Hamilton (1915)
64. I’ll Say She Does...Al Jolson (1919)
65. The Memphis Blues...Prince’s Orchestra (1914)
66. K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)...Billy Murray (1918)
67. Peg O’ My Heart...Charles Harrison (1913)
68. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life...Al Jolson (1913)
69. Last Night Was the End of the World…Henry Burr (1913)
70. Mother Machree...John McCormack (1911)

71. I’m on My Way to Mandalay…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (1914)
72. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad...Peerless Quartet (1911)
73. Cohen on the Telephone…Joe Hayman (1914)
74. There’s a Long, Long Trail...James F. Harrison with James Reed (1915)
75. Over There…Enrico Caruso (1918)
76. Down by the Old Mill Stream…Arthur Clough with the Brunswick Quartet (1911)
77. That Haunting Melody...Al Jolson (1912)
78. Somewhere a Voice Is Calling…John McCormack (1916)
79. Ragging the Baby to Sleep…Al Jolson (1912)
80. Under the Yum Yum Tree…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1911)

81. When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen…Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1912)
82. Row! Row! Row!...Ada Jones (1913)
83. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…American Quartet (1914)
84. A Perfect Day...Cecil Fanning (1911)
85. Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land...Al Jolson (1918)
86. Till We Meet Again…Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry Macdonough & Charles Hart (1919)
87. For Me and My Gal…Van & Schenck (1917)
88. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Alma Gluck with Efrem Zimbalist (1915)
89. Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There…Charles Harrison (1916)
90. I Love the Ladies…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1914)

91. Over There…Peerless Quartet (1917)
92. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm…American Quartet (1914)
93. When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose...American Quartet (1915)
94. Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)…Alma Gluck (1916)
95. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Billy Murray (1911)
96. Every Little Movement…Harry Macdonough with Lucy Isabelle Marsh (1910)
97. I’m Sorry I Made You Cry…Henry Burr (1918)
98. There’s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (1916)
99. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Arthur Clough (1911)
100. The Battle Hymn of the Republic…Charles Harrison with the Columbia Stellar Quartet (1918)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Top 100 Songs from 1920-1929

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 3/25/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1920-1929

These are the top 100 songs from the 1920s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

1. Swanee...Al Jolson (1920)
2. My Blue Heaven...Gene Austin (1927)
3. Whispering...Paul Whiteman (1920)
4. April Showers...Al Jolson (1922)
5. St. Louis Blues...Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong (1925)
6. It Had to Be You...Isham Jones (1924)
7. The Prisoner’s Song...Vernon Dalhart (1925)
8. Dardanella...Ben Selvin (1920)
9. Tea for Two…Marion Harris (1925)
10. Ol’ Man River...Paul Whiteman with Bing Crosby (1928)

11. Ain’t Misbehavin’...Thomas “Fats” Waller (1929)
12. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love...Cliff Edwards (1928)
13. Always...George Olsen with Fran Frey, Bob Rice & Edward Joyce (1926)
14. Sonny Boy...Al Jolson (1928)
15. Blue Skies...Ben Selvin (1927)
16. Ain’t We Got Fun?...Van & Schenck (1921)
17. Someone to Watch Over Me...Gertrude Lawrence (1927)
18. Three O’Clock in the Morning...Paul Whiteman (1922)
19. Sweet Georgia Brown...Ben Bernie (1925)
20. Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips with Me...Nick Lucas (1929)

21. Rhapsody in Blue...Paul Whiteman with George Gershwin (1924)
22. Carolina in the Morning...Van & Schenck (1923)
23. My Melancholy Baby... Gene Austin (1928)
24. California, Here I Come...Al Jolson with Isham Jones (1924)
25. Down Hearted Blues...Bessie Smith (1923)
26. Bye Bye, Blackbird...Gene Austin (1926)
27. Yes Sir! That’s My Baby...Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter (1925)
28. The Man I Love...Marion Harris (1928)
29. My Mammy...Paul Whiteman (1921)
30. Singin’ in the Rain…Cliff Edwards (1929)

31. Yes! We Have No Bananas...Billy Jones (1923)
32. If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie...Eddie Cantor (1925)
33. It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’...Wendall Hall (1924)
34. Valencia (A Song of Spain)...Paul Whiteman with Franklyn Baur (1926)
35. Manhattan...Ben Selvin (1925)
36. What’ll I Do?...Paul Whiteman (1924)
37. Makin’ Whoopee...Eddie Cantor (1929)
38. Margie...Eddie Cantor (1921)
39. The Japanese Sandman...Paul Whiteman (1920)
40. I’ll See You in My Dreams...Isham Jones with Ray Miller & Frank Bessinger (1925)

41. Ain’t She Sweet...Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot (1927)
42. Somebody Loves Me...Paul Whiteman (1924)
43. Charleston...Arthur Gibbs & His Gang (1924)
44. My Man (Mon Homme)...Fanny Brice (1922)
45. Ramona...Gene Austin with Nat Shilkret & Viola Klaiss (1928)
46. All Alone...Al Jolson (1925)
47. The Birth of the Blues...Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (1926)
48. Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo’bye)...Al Jolson (1922)
49. Look for the Silver Lining...Marion Harris (1921)
50. Me and My Shadow...Whisperin’ Jack Smith (1927)

51. Who?...George Olsen (1926)
52. Baby Face...Jan Garber with Benny Davis (1926)
53. Love Me or Leave Me...Ruth Etting (1929)
54. My Buddy...Henry Burr (1922)
55. Wabash Blues...Isham Jones (1921)
56. When My Baby Smiles at Me...Ted Lewis & His Band (1920)
57. Am I Blue?...Ethel Waters (1929)
58. Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)...Jimmy Rodgers (1928)
59. The Sheik of Araby...Ray Miller & His Orchestra (1922)
60. All by Myself…Ted Lewis (1921)

61. I’m Sitting on Top of the World...Al Jolson (1926)
62. Wang Wang Blues…Paul Whiteman (1920)
63. Somebody Stole My Gal…Ted Weems (1924)
64. Crazy Blues...Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds (1920)
65. Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)...Ben Selvin (1922)
66. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean – “Positively, Mr. Gallagher?”...Ed Gallagher & Al Shean (1922)
67. Charmaine!...Guy Lombardo with Weston Vaughan (1927)
68. West End Blues...Louis Armstrong (1928)
69. That Old Gang of Mine…Billy Murray with Ed Smalle (1923)
70. Second Hand Rose…Fanny Brice (1922)

71. I’ll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time...Charles Harrison (1920)
72. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers…Paul Whiteman (1923)
73. Stumbling...Paul Whiteman (1922)
74. Honey…Rudy Vallee (1929)
75. Say It with Music...Paul Whiteman (1921)
76. Carolina Moon…Gene Austin (1929)
77. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life...Fred Waring with Tom Waring (1928)
78. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue…Gene Austinwith Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra (1926)
79. Swingin’ Down the Lane…Isham Jones (1923)
80. I’m Just Wild about Harry...Marion Harris (1922)

81. Among My Souvenirs…Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton, Charles Gaylord, & Austin Young (1928)
82. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along…Al Jolson (1926)
83. Sleepy Time Gal…Ben Bernie with Arthur Fields (1926)
84. The Love Nest...John Steel (1920)
85. Wildwood Flower...The Carter Family (1928)
86. America the Beautiful…Louise Homer (1925)
87. Louise...Maurice Chevalier (1929)
88. I Cried for You…Benny Krueger (1923)
89. Side by Side…Paul Whiteman with the Rhythm Boys (1927)
90. Linger Awhile…Paul Whiteman (1924)

91. Hot Lips (He's Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)…Paul Whiteman (1922)
92. I Wanna Be Loved by You…Helen Kane with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra (1928)
93. I Want to Be Happy…Vincent Lopez (1924)
94. Avalon...Al Jolson (1920)
95. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans…Peerless Quartet (1922)
96. Sweet Sue, Just You...Ben Pollack with Franklyn Baur (1928)
97. Lover, Come Back to Me...Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton (1929)
98. Oh, Lady Be Good…Paul Whiteman (1925)
99. Everybody Loves My Baby…Aileen Stanley (1925)
100. With a Song in My Heart…Leo Reisman with Ran Weeks (1929)

Top 100 Songs from 1930-1939

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 3/25/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1930-1939

These are the top 100 songs from the 1930s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

1. Over the Rainbow...Judy Garland (1939)
2. Night and Day...Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman (1932)
3. In the Mood...Glenn Miller (1939)
4. Cheek to Cheek...Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman (1935)
5. Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)...Ethel Waters (1933)
6. Begin the Beguine...Artie Shaw (1938)
7. The Way You Look Tonight...Fred Astaire with Johnny Green (1936)
8. Pennies from Heaven...Bing Crosby with George Stoll (1936)
9. A-Tisket, A-Tasket...Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb (1938)
10. All the Things You Are...Tommy Dorsey with Jack Leonard (1939)

11. Silent Night...Bing Crosby (1935)
12. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes…Paul Whiteman with Bob Lawrence (1933)
13. Mood Indigo...Duke Ellington (1931)
14. I Got Rhythm...Red Nichols (1930)
15. Deep Purple...Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (1939)
16. Happy Days Are Here Again...Ben Selvin (1930)
17. God Bless America...Kate Smith (1939)
18. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?...Rudy Vallee (1932)
19. Blue Moon…Glen Gray with Kenny Sargent (1935)
20. I’m in the Mood for Love...Little Jack Little (1935)

21. Strange Fruit...Billie Holiday (1939)
22. On the Sunny Side of the Street...Ted Lewis & His Band (1930)
23. Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)...Cab Calloway (1931)
24. Puttin’ on the Ritz...Harry Richman with Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra (1930)
25. They Can’t Take That Away from Me...Fred Astaire with Johnny Green (1937)
26. The Last Round-Up...George Olsen with Joe Morrison (1933)
27. If I Didn’t Care...The Ink Spots (1939)
28. I’ve Got You Under My Skin...Ray Noble (1936)
29. Sweet Leilani...Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians (1937)
30. All or Nothing at All...Harry James with Frank Sinatra (1939)

31. The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)...Don Azpiazu with Antonio Machin (1930)
32. Sophisticated Lady...Duke Ellington (1933)
33. In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town...Ted Lewis & His Band (1932)
34. Stein Song (University of Maine)...Rudy Vallee (1930)
35. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)...The Andrews Sisters (1938)
36. Dinah…Bing Crosby & the Mills Brothers (1932)
37. All of Me...Louis Armstrong (1932)
38. Summertime…Billie Holiday (1936)
39. Moonlight Serenade...Glenn Miller (1939)
40. Goodnight, Sweetheart…Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (1931)

41. 42nd Street...Don Bestor with Dudley Mecum (1933)
42. Let’s Fall in Love...Eddy Duchin with Lew Sherwood (1934)
43. Lover…Paul Whiteman with Jack Fulton (1933)
44. I Can’t Get Started...Bunny Berigan (1938)
45. September Song...Walter Huston (1939)
46. Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)...Benny Goodman (1938)
47. The Very Thought of You...Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (1934)
48. That Old Feeling...Shep Fields with Bob Goday (1937)
49. Winter Wonderland...Guy Lombardo (1934)
50. Wabash Cannonball...Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys (1938)

51. Honeysuckle Rose...Thomas “Fats” Waller (1935)
52. Stars Fell on Alabama...Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (1934)
53. It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing...Duke Ellington (1932)
54. These Foolish Things Remind Me of You...Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (1936)
55. Lullaby of Broadway...The Dorsey Brothers with Bob Crosby (1935)
56. Jeepers Creepers...Al Donahue with Paula Kelly (1938)
57. How Deep Is the Ocean?...Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo (1932)
58. Once in a While...Tommy Dorsey (1937)
59. September in the Rain…Guy & Carmen Lombardo (1937)
60. Lazy Bones…Ted Lewis (1933)

61. A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)…Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra (1936)
62. My Reverie…Larry Clinton with Bea Wain (1938)
63. Isle of Capri…Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (1934)
64. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)...Shep Fields with Hal Derwin (1939)
65. Out of Nowhere...Bing Crosby with Victor Young (1931)
66. Embraceable You...Red Nichols (1930)
67. June in January…Bing Crosby with George Stoll’s Orchestra (1934)
68. Whistle While You Work...The Seven Dwarfs (1938)
69. What Is This Thing Called Love?...Leo Reisman (1930)
70. Paradise…Leo Reisman with Frances Maddux (1932)

71. Red Sails in the Sunset…Guy & Carmen Lombardo (1935)
72. Where or When…Hal Kemp with Bob Allen (1937)
73. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby…Bing Crosby (1938)
74. The Continental (You Kiss While We’re Dancing)…Leo Reisman (1934)
75. Tumbling Tumbleweeds...Sons of the Pioneers (1934)
76. One O’Clock Jump...Count Basie (1937)
77. Little White Lies…Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon (1930)
78. The Old Spinning Wheel...Ray Noble with Al Bowlly (1933)
79. Sweet and Lovely…Gus Arnheim with Donald Novis (1931)
80. Goody Goody…Benny Goodman with Helen Ward (1936)

81. Beer Barrell Polka...Will Glahe (1939)
82. Dream a Little Dream of Me...Wayne King with Ernie Birchill (1931)
83. Alone…Tommy Dorsey with Cliff Weston (1936)
84. Three Little Words...Duke Ellington (1930)
85. And the Angels Sing …Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton (1939)
86. I’ll String Along with You…Ted Fio Rito with Muzzy Marcellino (1934)
87. Music, Maestro, Please...Tommy Dorsey with Edythe Wright (1938)
88. Thanks for the Memory…Shep Fields with Bob Goday (1937)
89. Love for Sale…Libby Holman with Dick Robertson (1931)
90. I Get a Kick Out of You...Johnny Green with Ethel Merman (1934)

91. When the Saints Go Marching In...Louis Armstrong (1939)
92. I Found a Million Dollar Baby in a Five and Ten Cent Store...Fred Waring with Clare Hanlon (1931)
93. You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me…Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra (1933)
94. Cocktails for Two…Duke Ellington (1934)
95. Marie...Tommy Dorsey (1937)
96. Too Marvelous for Words…Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra (1937)
97. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?...Bing Crosby with Lennie Hayton’s Orchestra (1932)
98. Exactly Like You...Ruth Etting (1930)
99. The Carioca…Enric Madriguera with Patricia Gillmore (1934)
100. Willow Weep for Me…Paul Whiteman with Irene Taylor (1932)

National Recording Registry: Albums

Originally posted 3/23/2019; updated 3/25/2020.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.”

This particular page lists albums which have inducted into the Registry. Dave’s Music Database uses a broad definition of album which includes studio albums, live albums, box sets, compilations, album-length classical works, soundtracks, and cast albums.


Year of Induction: Performer/Composer/Recorder Album (Year released/years recorded)

A

B
  • 2002: Milton Babbitt (composer)/Bethany Beardslee (performer) Philomel: For Soprano (1971)
  • 2018: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Pablo Casals (performer) Cello Suites (6) (classical, composed 1717-23, recorded 1939)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Glenn Gould (performer) Goldberg Variations (classical, composed 1741, performed 1955)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Robert Shaw Chorale (performer) Mass in B Minor (classical, composed 1733-1749, recorded 1947)
  • 2014: Joan Baez Joan Baez (1960)
  • 2009: The Band The Band (1969)
  • 2014: Sweet Emma Barrett/Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)
  • 2004: The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
  • 2003: The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • 2007: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Artur Schnabel (performer) Piano Sonatas (32) (classical, composed 1795-1822, recorded 1932-35)
  • 2005: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Modesto High School Band (performer) Egmont Overture (classical, composed 1809-10, recorded 1930)
  • 2003: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Budapest Quartet (performer): String Quartets (16) (classical, composed 1798-1826, performed 1940-50)
  • 2017: Harry Belafonte: Calypso (1956)
  • 2014: Stephen Vincent Benét (composer)/Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey (performers)/Charles Laughton (director): John Brown’s Body (poetry reading, composed 1928, performed 1953)
  • 2008: Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim (composers): West Side Story (cast album: 1957)
  • 2012: Big Brother & the Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (1968)
  • 2011: William Billings (composer)/The Gregg Smith Singers (performer): The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings (1969)
  • 2006: Eubie Blake: The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (1969)
  • 2013: Art Blakey: A Night at Birdland (Volumes 1 & 2 (1954)
  • 2005: Hector Berlioz (composer)/ Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (performer): La Damanation of Faust (The Damnation of Faust) (classical, composed 1846, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Marc Blitzstein (composer): The Cradle Will Rock (cast: 1938)
  • 2019: Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick (composers): Fiddler on the Roof (cast, 1964)
  • 2016: David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
  • 2018: Lord Benjamin Britten (composer): War Requiem (classical, composed 1962, performed 1963)
  • 2004: James Brown: Live at the Apollo Volume 1 (live, 1962)
  • 2005: Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (1959)

C
  • 2010: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (1969)
  • 2015: George Carlin: Class Clown (comedy, 1972)
  • 2005: Wendy Carlos: Switched-On Bach (1968)
  • 2012: Betty Carter: The Audience with Betty Carter (1980)
  • 2005: Elliott Carter (composer)/Louisville Orchestra (performer): Variations for Orchestra (composed 1955, performed 1956)
  • 2003: Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison (live, 1968)
  • 1978: Cheap Trick: At Budokan (live: recorded 1978, released 1979)
  • 2015: Clifton Chenier: Bogalusa Boogie (1976)
  • 2004: Reverend James Cleveland: Peace Be Still (1962)
  • 2012: Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
  • 2004: John Coltrane: Giant Steps (1959)
  • 2015: John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (1965)
  • 2013: Aaron Copland (composer): Appalachian Spring (ballet, composed 1944, performed 1974)
  • 2009: Bill Cosby: I Started Out as a Child (comedy, 1964)
  • 2007: Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes (1959)
  • 2010: George Crumb (composer)/New York Strings Quartet (performer): Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) (1972)
  • 2013: Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco: Celia & Johnny (1974)
  • 2019: Colin Currie: Percussion Concerto (2008)

D

E
  • 2016: Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) (compilation: 1971-75, released 1976)
  • 2003: Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell: Winds in Hi-Fi (opera, 1958)
  • 2002: Duke Ellington: The Blanton-Webster Band (box set, recorded 1939-42, released 1990)
  • 2009: Bill Evans Trio: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (live, recorded 1961)

F
  • 2010: John Fahey: Blind Joe Death (1959)
  • 2003: Fania All-Stars: Live at Yankee Stadium (live, 1975)
  • 2005: Firesign Theatre: Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970)
  • 2003: Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (covers, 1956)
  • 2017: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
  • 2016: Renée Fleming: Signatures (1997)
  • 2018: Stan Freberg: Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years (comedy, 1961)

G
  • 2003: Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall (live, 1961)
  • 2003: Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On (1971)
  • 2003: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Dubose Heyward (composers): Porgy and Bess (opera, composed 1935, cast: 1942)
  • 2012: Philip Glass (composer): Einstein on the Beach (1979)
  • 2003: Benny Goodman: The Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (live, recorded 1938)
  • 2018: Dexter Gordon: Go! (1962)
  • 2003: Billy Graham: Problems of the American Home (spoken, 1954)
  • 2011: Grateful Dead: Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (live, 1977)
  • 2011: Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

H
  • 2007: Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters (1973)
  • 2004: George Friedrich Handel (composer)/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard Condie (choir director): Messiah (classical, composed 1741, performed 1958)
  • 2013: Isaac Hayes: Shaft (soundtrack, 1971)
  • 2008: Jascha Heifetz: Acoustic Recordings for Victor Records (1917-24)
  • 2005: The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? (1967)
  • 2014: Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  • Holst/Handel/Bach (composers)/Frederick Fennell and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds (performers): Holst: Suite No. 1 in E-Flat, Suite No. 2 in F / Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks / Bach: Fantasia in G (1978)
  • 2009: Mississippi John Hurt: Today! (1966)

I
  • 2014: Indian Bottom Association: Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky (1997)
  • 2011: International Sweethearts of Rhythm: Hottest Women’s Band of the 1940s (1944-46)
  • 2003: Charles Ives (composer)/John Kirkpatrick (performer): Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord” (classical, composed and performed 1948)

J
  • 2007: Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
  • 2018: Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001)
  • 2007: Ella Jenkins: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (1966)
  • 2003: Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (compilation: 1936-37, released 1990)
  • 2016: Scott Joplin (composer)/Gunther Schuller (arranger): Treemonisha (musical, composed 1911, performed 1976)
  • 2005: Victor Jory (narrator): Tubby the Tuba (children, 1946)

K
  • 2005: Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Show Boat (stage debut: 12/27/27, cast recorded 1933)
  • 2005: B.B. King: Live at the Regal (live, recorded 1964, released 1965)
  • 2003: Carole King: Tapestry (1971)
  • 2008: King’s College Choir (performer)/Boris Ord (director): A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge (1954)
  • 2005: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (composer): The Adventures of Robin Hood (film score, 1938)

L
  • 2018: Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual (1983)
  • 2004: Tom Lehrer: Songs by Tom Lehrer (1953)
  • 2007: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe (composers): My Fair Lady (cast recording, 1956)
  • 2013: Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster (1960)
  • 2004: Frank Loesser (composer): Guys and Dolls (cast recording: 1950)
  • 2012: Israel “Cachao” López/Su Ritmo Caliente: Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature (1957)
  • 2011: Love: Forever Changes (1967)
  • 2002: Lovey’s Trinidad String Band: Recordings for Columbia Records (New York City session) (1912)

M
  • 2017: Yo-Yo Ma/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)Christopher Rouse/Leon Kirchner/Richard Danielpour (composers): Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (classical, 1996)
  • 2018: Galt MacDermot/Gerome Ragni/James Rado (composers): Hair (cast recording, 1968)
  • 2015: Gustav Mahler (composer)/Vienna Philharmonic (performers)/Bruno Walter (conductor): Symphony No. 9 in D major (classical, composed 1909, performed 1938)
  • 2010: Henry Mancini: The Music from Peter Gunn (soundtrack, charted 1959)
  • 2006: Bob Marley/The Wailers: Burnin’ (1973)
  • 2014: Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (comedy, 1978)
  • 2017: Groucho Marx: An Evening with Groucho (comedy, 1972)
  • 2018: Curtis Mayfield: Superfly (soundtrack, 1972)
  • 2014: Lincoln Mayorga: Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (1968)
  • 2013: Vaughn Meader: The First Family (comedy, 1962)
  • 2015: Metallica: Master of Puppets (1986)
  • 2003: Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959)
  • 2007: Joni Mitchell: For the Roses (1972)
  • 2003: Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1947)
  • 2016: Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (1960)
  • 2011: Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly: I Can Hear It Now (radio news broadcasts, 1933-45)
  • 2003: Modest Mussorgsky (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Rafael Kubelik (conductor): Tableaux d'une Exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) (classical, composed for piano in 1874, reworked for orchestra in 1922, performed 1951)

N
  • 2009: Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger (1975)
  • 2008: New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg (performers)/students from the school of Beauvais Cathedral (composers): The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama (composed 1227-34, performed 1958)
  • 2006: Bob Newhart: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (comedy, 1960)
  • 2004: Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)
  • 2005: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
  • 2013: Larry Norman: Only Visiting This Planet (1972)
  • 2015: Alex North (composer): A Streetcar Named Desire (soundtrack, 1951)
  • 2016: N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton (1989)

O
  • 2004: Michael Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion (1960)
  • 2013: Buck Owens & His Buckaroos: Carnegie Hall Concert (live, 1966)

P-Q
  • 2010: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (composer)/Roger Wagner Chorale (performer): Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) (classical, composed 1562, performed 1951)
  • 2009: Eddie Palmieri: Azucar Pa' Ti (1965)
  • 2011: Parliament: Mothership Connection (1975)
  • 2004: Harry Partch (composer)/Gate 5 Ensemble (performer): U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip) (1946)
  • 2010: Roger Payne (producer): Songs of the Humpback Whale (nature recordings, 1970)
  • 2012: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  • 2014: Cole Porter (composer): Kiss Me, Kate (cast recording, 1949)
  • 2002: Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions (archives, 1954-55)
  • 2012: Leontyne Price: A Program of Song (1959)
  • 2011: Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain (1984)
  • 2004: Sergey Prokofiev (composer)/Richard Hale (narrator)/Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)/Boston Symphony Orchestra (performer): Peter and the Wolf (1939)
  • 2016: Richard Pryor: Wanted: Live in Concert (comedy, 2016)
  • 2004: Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
  • 2019: Giacomo Puccini (composer): Tosca (opera, 1900)
  • 2002: Tito Puente: Dance Mania (1958)

R
  • 2004: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer/pianist)/Philadelphia Orchestra (performer)/Leopold Stowoski (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (classical, composed 1901, performed 1929)
  • 2016: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer)/The Robert Shaw Festival Singers (performers): Vespers (All-Night Vigil) (classical, composed 1915, performed 1990)
  • 2014: Radiohead: OK Computer (1997)
  • 2012: Ramones: Ramones (1976)
  • 2018: Ola Belle Reed Ola Belle Reed (1973)
  • 2017: Steve Reich/Richard Maxfield/Pauline Oliveros (composers): New Sounds in Electronic Music (1967)
  • 2008: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (comedy, 1961)
  • 2016: Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)
  • 2003: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Oklahoma! (cast recording, 1944)
  • 2012: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): South Pacific (cast recording, 1949)
  • 2017: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965)
  • 2019: Fred Rogers: Mister Rogers Sings 21 Favorite Songs from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1973)
  • 2016: Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956)
  • 2013: Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
  • 2017: Run-D.M.C.: Raising Hell (1986)

S
  • 2010: Mort Sahl: At Sunset (1955)
  • 2015: Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way! (1964)
  • 2015: Santana: Abraxas (1970)
  • 2015: Robert and Clara Schumann (composers)/Beaux Arts Trio (performer): Complete Piano Trios (classical, composed 1846-51, performed 1972)
  • 2003: Tony Schwartz: New York Taxi Driver (spoken, 1959)
  • 2019: Maria Schneider: Concert in the Garden (2004)
  • 2016: Pete Seeger: We Shall Overcome (live, 1963)
  • 2019: Selena: Ven Conmigo (1990)
  • 2014: Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites (children, 1995)
  • 2012: Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (1966)
  • 2006: Paul Simon: Graceland (1986)
  • 2002: Frank Sinatra: Songs for Young Lovers (1954)
  • 2014: Sly & the Family Stone: Stand! (1969)
  • 2016: Charlie Smalls (composer): The Wiz (cast recording, 1975)
  • 2009: Patti Smith: Horses (1975)
  • 2013: Stephen Sondheim (composer): Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (cast recording, 1979)
  • 2005: Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (1988)
  • 2019: Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis (1969)
  • 2003: Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (1975)
  • 2009: The Staple Singers: Soul Folk in Action (1968)
  • 2010: Steely Dan: Aja (1977)
  • 2011: Richard Strauss (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Fritz Reiner (conductor): Also Sprach Zarathustra (classical, composed 1896, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Igor Stravinsky (composer)/New York Philharmonic (performers): Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (ballet, composed 1913, performed 1940)
  • 2016: Barbra Streisand: People (1964)
  • 2009: Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim (composers): Gypsy (cast recording, 1959)
  • 2009: Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (2009)

T
  • 2016: Talking Heads…Remain in Light (1980)
  • 2004: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Vladimir Horowitz/NBC Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Arturo Toscanini (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1943)
  • 2012: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Van Cliburn (performer): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1958)
  • 2004: Virgil Thomson (composer): Four Saints in Three Acts (1947)
  • 2014: Joan Tower (composer)/Colorado Symphony Orchestra (performer)/Martin Alsop (conductor): Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman (classical, composed 1986, performed 1999)
  • 2017: Merle Travis: Folk Songs of the Hills (1946)
  • 2019: Tina Turner: Private Dancer (1984)
  • 2004: Tuskegee Institute Choir/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard P. Condie (choir director)/William L. Dawson (director): Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals (1955)

U
  • 2013: U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • 2007: United States Marine Band: Recordings for the National Cultural Center (1963)

V
  • 2005: Edgard Varèse (composer): Poeme Electronique (composed 1958)
  • 2006: Sarah Vaughan: Live in Japan (live, 1973)
  • 2006: Velvet Underground & Nico: Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
  • 2003: Antonio Vivaldi (composer)/Louis Kaufman/Concert Hall String Orchestra (performers): The Four Seasons (classical, composed 1725, performed 1947)
  • 2019: Hildegard von Bingen (composer)/Gothic Voices (performer)/Christopher Page (conductor): A Feather on the Breath of God (1982)

W
  • 2003: Richard Wagner (composer)/George Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (performers): Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (opera, composed 1848-1874, performed 1958-65)
  • 2009: Richard Wagner (composer)/Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior (performers): Tristan Und Isolde (opera, composed 1857-59, performed 1935)
  • 2012: Junior Wells with Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
  • 2008: The Who: The Who Sings My Generation (1965)
  • 2012: The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
  • 2004: John Williams (composer): Star Wars (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2005: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

X-Y-Z

Various Artists
  • 2005: various artists (performers)/ Harry Smith (compiler): Anthology of American Folk Music (box set, recorded 1923-32, released 1952)
  • 2019: various artists (performers)/Hiromi Lorraine Sakata (compiler): Collection of Afghan Traditional Music (box, 1973)
  • 2010: various artists (Nat “King” Cole, Les Paul, Buddy Rich, et al): Jazz at the Philharmonic (live, 1944)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/Norman Granz (producer): The Jazz Scene (1949)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/David Lewiston (recorder): Music from the Morning of the World (1966)
  • 2006: various artists (Pixinguinha, Donga, Cartola, Jararaca, Ratinho and José Espinguela)/Leopold Stowowski (supervisor): Native Brazilian Music (1942)
  • 2012: various artists (Bee Gees et al): Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2018: various artists: Schoolhouse Rock!: The Box Set (children, box set: 1996)

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